Did you know that 40% of home buyers are willing to pay more for a house (an average of $12,000 more) with a fireplace? With that bit of knowledge, Laura Winter with realtor.com took it upon herself to decipher several ‘fireplace terms’ so you can be up to speed with the lingo on this much desired amenity!
Happy Valentine's Day! What can the day of love teach you about your home search? REALTOR® Magazine draws comparisons.
Amy Hoak recently wrote an article for My Market Watch that outlined 4 renovations that could decrease your home's value. Check out our post to see what she said, and also hear feedback from local REALTORS® on how to approach renovations, etc. when you're getting ready to sell.
Searching for your next home is a process. Once you get started, how long will it take to get to find your dream home?
A review of year-end housing data for central Indiana indicates time is right for sellers.
It's safe to say that you probably don’t have space to store massive amounts of tax and insurance paperwork, warranties, and repair receipts related to your home. But you’ll definitely want your paperwork at hand if you have to prove you deserved a tax deduction, file an insurance claim, or figure out if your busted oven is still under warranty. So how do you decide what stays and what goes?
Say it in pictures. Get your at-a-glance look at the housing market predictions for 2016.
Moving is a big decision. What are the most popular reasons to uproot?
In this video, consumers learn about the potential safety protocols they may encounter when working with a REALTOR®. It’s a great resource to share with clients to educate them about the importance of REALTOR® safety.
Share these home safety tips with your coworkers, family and friends. You could save a life.
MIBOR housing report for November shows increases in closed and pending sales, new listings and prices. New listings were in the double digits - great for this time of year. "It means sellers have more confidence and buyers have more choice," said MIBOR REALTOR® Association President Kathy Hall.
HouseLogic writer Jaime Wiebe helps you avoid one of winter's costliest mistakes...the dreaded frozen pipes.
Approximately 92 percent of all mortgaged homes regained equity in the third quarter of this year. What does that mean and how are home owners utilizing their equity? Read more in today's blog post.
Don't put your dreams of selling on hold until spring. Find out if winter is your time.
Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, remodeling projects can also bring major benefits to homeowners who choose to remain in their homes.
"Regardless of the situation, Realtors® know what remodeling projects bring the biggest bang for the buck and what projects are most likely to improve a homeowner's impression of their current place," said NAR President Tom Solomone.
Remodeling stress is no joke. It might even be a legitimate medical condition. Get some advice on how to survive your remodel.
REALTORS® provide an enormous array of services. Which are most important to you?
When working with people you have just met, safety should be everyone's priority.
The latest local housing numbers are out. What do they signal for the fall and winter market?
Buying a home has many steps and most consumers do it, on average, every eight to nine years. So if you are rusty, check out this complete guide to buying a home.
Local stager Mary Abella points out the benefits of making a home cozier through staging.
Deciding on new construction vs. buying a residential resale property is a big decision. If you have already decided a new build is right for you, find out why now is a good time to get started.
Real Simple magazine provides a detailed inside-outside fall cleaning list.
Learn what experts think about home staging when your house is for sale. See what is costs and which rooms take center stage.
What makes you want to sell your home and move? A survey looks at the top reasons. Do they match yours?
Despite slow growth in September’s closings, local REALTORS® are encouraged by strong pending sales numbers as we head into the final quarter of the year.
The coveted millennial generation wants you to know a thing or two about their thoughts on home buying.
A creative approach to cleaning up graffiti helps more than 200 properties in Indianapolis.
Winter is coming. Are you ready? Is your home? Browse this check list to make sure your house is ready for Old Man Winter.